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Final Design Plans Detail Sevier Avenue Upgrades 
Work to begin next year on Sevier Avenue improvements.

Great turnout Thursday evening at South Knoxville Elementary School for a public meeting to review final design plans for the Sevier Avenue Streetscapes Improvement Project!

Representatives from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Redevelopment and Engineering Department, along with consultant Vaughn and Melton staff, presented details for the $5.4 million project (mostly federally funded) to improve Sevier Avenue. (The work will follow a $6.6 million City investment in building Waterfront Drive and Suttree Landing Park; the new road and park projects will be completed next year.)

The streetscape upgrades include bike lanes, improved sidewalks, street lighting, on-street parking and a new roundabout at the Sevier Avenue, Island Home Avenue and Foggy Bottom Street intersections.
Streetscape improvements are also planned for Barber and Foggy Bottom streets to better connect to the new Waterfront Drive and Suttree Landing Park.
Improvements are also planned for Davenport Road and Phillips Avenue in the vicinity of South Knoxville Elementary to provide better traffic circulation and pedestrian connections to the school.

Public comments are being solicited for the next two weeks. Call 865-215-2029 or email City Redevelopment Director Dawn Michelle Foster at dmfoster@knoxvilletn.gov.

Next steps: City staff will review the input and the final design plan before it's presented to the Tennessee Department of Transportation for approval.

Right-of-way acquisition is expected to begin next spring, with construction starting in late fall 2017.

Click here to review the presentation and map from Wednesday night's public meeting:



Rendering of proposed roundabout on Sevier Avenue. 

Map of streetscape plan.

Posted by evreeland On 11 December, 2015 at 5:04 PM